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Kierstan Bell

Guard

Player profile

  • Height 6-1
  • Year Freshman
  • Hometown Canton, Ohio
  • Last School Canton McKinley H.S.

Career Honors

  • Honorable Mention All-Big Ten (2020)
  • Big Ten All-Freshmen Team (2020)
  • Big Ten Freshman of the Week (Dec. 9, 2019, Jan. 6, 2020, Jan. 13, 2020)

2019-20 (Freshman)

  • Named to the Big Ten All-Freshman Team
  • Honorable Mention All-Big Ten
  • Three-time Big Ten Player of the Week
  • Played in 29 games and made 10 starts
  • Was second on the team and third among Big Ten freshmen at 10.9 points per game
  • Made a team-high 56 three-pointers which was tied for the most per game by a B1G freshmen
  • Had 18 games in which she made multiple three-pointers including a pair of games with four threes
  • Led the team in points per minute
  • Had just one stretch of back-to-back games all season in which she scored in single digits
  • Notched a pair of double-doubles
  • Scored 14 points and was 5-of-5 from the line in the upset win over No. 2 Louisville
  • Made a clutch, game-tying basket in the final minute of regulation at Nebraska on Feb. 2 to help send the game to overtime. That was part of her 16-point, 12-rebound effort
  • Had 20 points, 10 rebounds and a season-high six assists in the win over Wisconsin (Feb. 9)
  • Helped spring the Buckeyes upset of No. 19 Iowa in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten Tournament by hitting three of her first four three points and posting 11 of her 16 points in the first quarter

Prior to Ohio State

  • Five-star prospect ranked No. 6 in the class by ESPN HoopGurlz and No. 18 by ProspectsNation.com
  • McDonald’s All-American
  • Selected to compete in the Jordan Brand Classic in Las Vegas
  • Third Team Naismith High School All-American
  • Ohio Gatorade Player of the Year as a senior
  • Joined LeBron James as the only high school players to be named Ohio’s Player of the Year three times
  • Was one of just five female players in Ohio history to repeat as Ms. Basketball and the first to do it since fellow McKinley and Ohio State guard Ameryst Alston did it in 2011 and 2012.
  • Left Canton McKinley holding 75 school records including points, rebounds, steals, field goals made, field goal percentage and free throws made
  • Fourth in the state with 2,883 career points which is ahead of Ohio State legend Katie Smith
  • Had averages of 28.8 points per game, 7.9 rebounds per game, 4.4 blocks per game, and 3.8 steals per game as a senior and led Canton McKinley to a 25-2 record
  • Averaged 33.3 points, 9.6 rebounds, 5.0 steals, 3.9 assists and 2.5 blocks per game while shooting 52.7 percent from the floor during her junior season